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British Airways 747
British Airways to immediately retire its 747 fleet
British Airways announced today it will retire its entire 747 fleet immediately, moving up the planned retirement by 3 years. See where the fleet is now and track the retirement flights. 
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PS752 partial flight path
Iran’s civil aviation organization issues report on the downing of PS752
Iran’s civil aviation organization released a factual report on the downing of PS752 near Tehran in January. The report details a series of errors by Iran’s military leading to missiles being fired on the Ukraine International Airlines 737.
See our summary and read the full report
Atlas 767
NTSB releases findings on Atlas Air 3591
The NTSB released their findings on Atlas Air 3591, which crashed on approach to Houston in early 2019. The investigators point to disorientation on the part of the first officer during a somatogravic illusion, which is caused when acceleration is interpreted as pitch up.
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Stored Delta Air Lines 767s
Just how bad was the second quarter for airlines?
Delta Air Lines’ financial results for the second quarter give us the first look at the dire situation facing the airline industry. We discuss the results and what we're looking at this coming week on our latest episode of AvTalk.
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FLIGHTS TO FOLLOW
Qantas 747
The final Qantas 747 flight is here
After its Farewell Jumbo Joy Flights this week, Qantas will conduct its final 747 flight on 22 July as VH-OEJ departs Sydney for the last time.
Follow the final Qantas 747 flight
Emirates A380
Emirates restarts A380 service
Emirates resumed A380 service this week with flights to London and Paris. Amsterdam service is scheduled to resume 1 August.
See the Emirates A380 schedule
Cargolux 747 in retro jet livery
Cargolux paints 747 in retro livery
Cargolux has painted its 747 LX-NCL in special retro jet livery as part of its 50th anniversary celebration.
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AVIATION PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
Turkish A330
A Turkish A330 on final approach in Phuket.
Mt Fuji
Mt. Fuji seen from the window of a Japan Airlines 767.
A ACT Airlines 747
An ACT Airlines 747 in Istanbul
MARINE BIOLOGY
Beluga XL
BelugaXL celebrates two years in the air
Two years ago this week, Airbus’ BelugaXL took flight for the first time. The new whale is 30% larger than its smaller cousin and can carry two sets of A350 wings.
Read more about the BelugaXL
UNDER THE RADAR - Bite size aviation news
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SCMP
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Don’t turn off the warning system
We walk through the safety reports released this week, including a Royal Air Maroc ATR 72 that skipped along the surface of the sea.
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